The Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale is Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A dozen or more vendors from three states (VA, MD, and PA) will be hosted at this twice-a-year event–now in its 15th year. It is the largest native plant sale in the Washington DC area!
An online table with updated vendor contact information is available at www.northernalexandrianativeplantsale.org, if you click on the “Vendors” page. The vendors will be Atlantic Star Nursery, Charles Racine Co., Chesapeake Natives, Go Native Tree Farm, Heartwood Nursery, Hill House Farm & Nursery, Izel Plants, Kollar Nursery, Nature By Design, Nursery Anonymous, Putnam Hill Nursery, and Wood Thrush Natives (formerly Enchanter’s Garden) and one or two others.
Join us in the parking lot of The Church of St. Clement at 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302.
DIRECTIONS: The Church of St. Clement is inside the I-495 Beltway, near Shirlington & Parkfairfax. From I-395, exit Shirlington/Quaker onto Quaker. After the first light on Quaker, take one of the next two lefts on Crestwood or Oakcrest.. Find your parking space on Crestwood or Oakcrest or nearby. The sale will be at Quaker & Oakcrest (at 1701 N. Quaker Lane). (Please avoid the parking lot at Convergence Church.)
The website for the sale is www.NorthernAlexandriaNativePlantSale.org.
The Facebook page for the sale is www.facebook.com/NorthernAlexandriaNativePlantSale. (Like this page to stay informed of this native plant sale in the future.)
Come out on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. for a meeting with design staff to review the two concepts for the new playground at Rosslyn Highlands Park. We will be meeting at Key Elementary School, located at 2300 Key Boulevard.
Not able to attend the in-person meeting? Let us know what is important to you by reviewing the two conceptual designs online and by leaving feedback here or go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C9DDJJZ.
Mother Daughter Day is an intimate gathering of mothers and daughters of all ages. Ladies will enjoy brunch, shopping, inspirational speakers, games and more!!
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic, presented by The Boeing Company, returns to Arlington, V.A., June 9-10, 2018. The Washington, D.C. area’s premier cycling event, now in its 21st year, offers professional and amateur races that challenge riders and benefit members of the U.S. armed forces.
The weekend’s family-friendly event begins on Saturday, June 9, with the Clarendon Cup, one of the nation’s premier professional bike race traditions. The action continues Sunday, June 10, first with the Challenge Ride, offering a closed course to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities. The race for the Crystal Cup follows, pitting professional and amateur racers from around the world in a series of exciting criterium races. Free races for children nine and under will be held both days, in addition to the lifestyle and sponsor expo.
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic offers both riders and cycling fans plenty of exciting opportunities to participate. To register for the Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride or to obtain information on volunteer opportunities and how to witness the fast-paced action of professional cycling, visit www.cyclingclassic.org.
Digital Marketing: The Five Must Haves to Attract Customers and Build Your Online Presence
Presented by BizLaunch
In this FREE one-hour workshop, Justin Gooderham, digital marketing expert and owner of Dalton Digital in Arlington, will walk you through the essentials of online marketing for small businesses. He’ll include best practices, examples and insights for having a professional, user-friendly website, how to get your business showing higher in Google, and how to use the internet to drive more customers to your business.
This workshop promises to be fun, interactive and insightful and will include small prizes for participation.
The Arlington-Aachen and the Arlington-Reims Sister City Committees of the Arlington Sister City Association have the pleasure of inviting you to a free presentation and discussion “Doughboy Battlefields: A Visit to the Places Americans Fought during the First World War” by Dr. Van Ells on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3 PM, at the Arlington Central Library.
Mark D. Van Ells is professor of history at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and is the author of several books, including To Hear Only Thunder Again: America’s World War II Veterans Come Home and America and World War I: A Traveler’s Guide. Dr. Van Ells is currently writing a history of the U.S. 32nd Infantry Division during World War II.
BalletNova Center for Dance presents Swan Lake & Other Works May 18 – 20! BalletNova’s Conservatory Division dancers will be performing Act II of Swan Lake, a new work titled The Soirée, and South African Suite, a work originally performed and choreographed for Dance Theatre of Harlem. Guest artist Gin Dance Company will perform its crowd favorite Burgundy. Join us on Sunday, May 20th at 1:00pm for a Behind the Scenes look at the ballet and stay after the show for a Post-Performance Talkback.
Join us to help your kids “unwind” after a day at work with you on Take Your Children to Work day! From 4:30pm – 6:30pm enjoy FREE scoops of Nicecream ice cream, photos from our photo booth and music by Oh Susannah!
Can’t make it to the races? We’ll bring them to you! Celebrate Derby Day with a refreshing Jefferson’s Peach Julep and your farm-to-table brunch favorites. Wear your best derby outfit and tag us in your instagram photo for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
We’re going all out for Derby Day! Put on your seersucker, your pastels, and your hats and join us for AMAZING champagne specials and a tasty brunch. We’ll be showing all of the races on our big screen TV’s while the shotskis and Jell-O shots are flowing. We’ll have horseshoe on the patio and a $100 gift card prize for the BEST outfit of the day.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch with the whole family! We’ll be featuring a delicious Lobster Benedict along with your farm-to-table favorites. Every mom leaves with a beautiful flower.
Music Video Latin Night at Mister Days! Come dance the night away to your favorite Latin music! Enjoy our food and drink specials! See you on Sunday!
It’s Bingo with a twist as we test your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get 5 in a row in any direction to win the game. We have prizes after every round! Each round lasts about 15 minutes, join in at any time. Enjoy our happy hour from 4-9 with half priced beer, wine, and rail drinks. Ask us about our specials on Tito’s vodka and our $6 food menu. Bring a friend, a group, or come alone! See you Friday!
Join us for a book event and some brunch goodies as we welcome local author Michelle Neyland and her new board book A NURSING LOVE POEM!
“When you entered the light from the dark, my dear, You laid down on my chest and stayed oh so near.”
Capturing universal moments from birth to toddlerhood, this sweet rhyming children’s book is a love poem from a mother to her nursing child. This sturdy, gorgeously-illustrated board book is a delight for parents to read together with their little ones and to celebrate the gift of breastfeeding.
Join Doorways and ROCKLANDS for a special anniversary event! Take part in the 10th annual “Shed Your Coat” Pig & Oyster Roast and celebrate Doorways’ 40th anniversary by helping us reach a special goal: raising $10,000 to support youth and young families transitioning out of homelessness into apartments of their own!
This family-friendly event will take place at ROCKLANDS’ Arlington location on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Relish the spring weather on the patio while enjoying all-you-can-eat barbequed pork, grilled oysters, sides, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and a raffle with great prizes. Our friends at ROCKLANDS are donating all the food and beverages, so 100% of ticket proceeds and any additional donations go to Doorways.